Paul Pogba hits back after Juventus fans vent over him taking to ski slopes while injured
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Paul Pogba has responded after Juventus fans scolded him for taking to a ski slope while out injured.
Pogba returned to the Old Lady in the summer on a free transfer after his contract with Manchester United expired but he is yet to make a single competitive appearance due to injury problems.
He suffered a meniscus injury back in July and then a thigh problem a few months later kept him on the sidelines for the Bianconeri.
And Juve supporters fumed after seeing the midfielder at a ski resort taking selfies while wearing goggles and a thick coat in front of a mountain.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport said the fans were angry, "Partly because in the mountains there is always the risk of getting hurt and there are many fans who would like to see him on the field after months of waiting."
However, after the backlash, the World Cup winner hit back in video form. He took to Instagram to share a clip of him dancing in the snow, with the caption, "Me skiing for those who were wandering [sic]."
There were no skis or ski poles present and Pogba was instead throwing some shapes, while mimicking the ski position and motion.
The post has been liked more than 125,000 times at the time of writing, though we're very sure Graeme Souness isn't one of those.
His own manager Max Allegri appeared to blame him for the injury troubles which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Pogba was in attendance for the final at the Lusail Stadium, where Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after a breathless 3-3 draw.
In November, his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, discussed his situation.
She told Telefoot: "Paul would like to resume as soon as possible but he must be patient, work hard in these difficult times and give the best of himself to be back on the field for the fans and his team as soon as possible."
Pogba is contracted with Juventus until 2026. Juve are back in action on 4 January as they travel to Cremonese in Serie A.
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